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Kilimanjaro Guides

Kilimanjaro and Kenya Guides
Jonas Eliau

Guides Summits Africa

Trainee Guides

It is a long process to become a full guide and trainees have already been porters and camp crews for up to 3 years to reach this stage! Trainee guides are essential members of the team, carrying and supporting first aid kits and scenarios. In conjunction with the head guides they control the teams and provide essential feedback loops to the head guides.

Assistant Guides

Most of our assistant guides would be considered full guides with most other companies. The ones that stick through and prove themselves well rounded team leaders go on to lead our trips. Very knowledgeable and well trained the assistants are on hand with larger groups to help show you the environment and history of a given area.

Head Guides

What's in a title? In our case the safety of all guests and crews on any one of our trips from a Kilimanjaro climb to a standard safari. Even on trips where we outsource or use third party products (such as remote fly in camps) we try to ensure that very specific guides are used for our trips. We expect our head guides to deliver - and by that we DO NOT mean getting every single client to some remote summit. Specifically we expect our guides to lead all clients and far as they can safely go and return them all the way back to the end of any given trip. Your safety is paramount and our guides are your custodians. With our commitment to training and development you should also expect to be very well informed too!

Trip Leaders

The most experienced and well rounded members of our team. These fine individuals are able to lead multiple discipline trips across different habitats and even countries. They work with different discipline teams to make sure that your trip is as well informed and seamless as can happen in the part of the world!

Most of our management team are Team Leaders - you can read about them on our About Summits Africa page.


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